Liturgy, Sacred Spaces and Music

There are many ways you can practice faithful stewardship through involvement in liturgy, sacred spaces and music at St. Paul’s in the coming year. Please prayerfully consider how you might join us in one or more of the many ministries of the church. Call the church office at (336) 723-4391 for more information.

Ushers—Ushers welcome people, hand out service leaflets, collect the offering, assist with directing people during communion and pick up leaflets at the conclusion of the service. Scheduling is flexible, and the total time commitment is left to the individual.

Youth Ushers—Youth Ushers are sixth and seventh graders who assist adult ushers at the 9:00 a.m. Sunday services during the school year, handing out leaflets and collecting the offering.

Acolytes—Acolytes serve as crucifers, servers and torchbearers during services. Youth acolytes are organized into teams, each led by an adult volunteer who coordinates their team’s service schedule. Youth acolytes also participate in other special services. Adult acolytes serve as needed at funerals and other services as well.

Chalice Bearers—Chalice Bearers assist the clergy at services of Holy Eucharist throughout the year. They are licensed by the bishop to administer consecrated wine to the congregation.

Lectors—Lectors read aloud the Old and New Testament Lessons and Prayers of the People during services throughout the year.

Altar Guild—Members of the Altar Guild prepare the church and the chapel for the celebration of the Eucharist and for all other services, making sure linens, sacred vessels, vestments and communion supplies are all maintained and available.

Flower Guild—Guild members arrange flowers for all services at St. Paul’s.

Choirs— The music ministry at St. Paul’s is an opportunity for service, musical education and spiritual enrichment for all ages based in the Anglican Choral Tradition. Its primary purpose is to enrich the worship of God. All the choirs sing every Sunday for services September through May as well as for the primary Feast Days and often for diocesan services. Special services include Choral Evensong, A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols for Christmas, and the Feast of Lights for Epiphany.

Ecclesiastical Arts—The Ecclesiastical Arts Committee is concerned with maintaining the historic, liturgical, and architectural integrity of St. Paul’s Church and grounds. This includes recommendations to the Vestry for expenditure of funds from the Ecclesiastical Arts Fund to support various long term or permanent architectural, decorative, or liturgical enhancements.

Buildings & Grounds Committee—This committee works closely with the church staff to identify and prioritize projects for maintenance and improvement related to St. Paul’s buildings and grounds. Proposals for work are evaluated and recommendations made to the Vestry for approval. The staff then oversees the implementation of all work. The Landscape Subcommittee is charged with the continuing development of St. Paul’s grounds. St. Paul’s five acres of land are located in the West End Historic District of Winston-Salem, a neighborhood listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Tower Room Committee—This committee is dedicated to documenting the history of St. Paul’s and managing, restoring and preserving church artifacts and archives.

Your Pledge Makes All Our Ministries Possible

To pledge to the 2017 annual giving campaign, Faithful Stewards of God’s Bounty, contact Director of Stewardship and Outreach Ministries Sally Dudley at (336) 723-4391, ext. 1502, or sdudley@stpauls-ws.org.